Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Research Article

Connecting Learning Outcomes to Professional Life: Better Educational Policy for Better Professionals

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286088,
        author={Muhamad Taufik Hidayat and Wahid  Hasim and Asep  Suparman and Rajji K Adiredja},
        title={Connecting Learning Outcomes to Professional Life: Better Educational Policy for Better Professionals},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICBLP},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={educational policy learning outcomes professional life},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286088}
    }
    
  • Muhamad Taufik Hidayat
    Wahid Hasim
    Asep Suparman
    Rajji K Adiredja
    Year: 2019
    Connecting Learning Outcomes to Professional Life: Better Educational Policy for Better Professionals
    ICBLP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286088
Muhamad Taufik Hidayat1,*, Wahid Hasim1, Asep Suparman1, Rajji K Adiredja1
  • 1: Institut Pendidikan Indonesia
*Contact email: mtaufikhidayat637@gmail.com

Abstract

Universities set graduate profiles and learning outcomes offered as the skills and knowledge to equip graduates for future education and employment. However, these profiles and learning outcomes may fail to lead their graduates to the expected results. The study is interested in discovering this singularity whether or not the graduate profiles and learning outcomes have met the expectations. Using survey and interviews, the study involved 100 EFL university students and graduates in Indonesia as the participants. The results discovered that most EFL university students expected relevant career path to the graduate profile set by the university. However, the analysis on the graduates found that only fifty percent of the graduates undergo the profile-relevant careers. Those findings provide noteworthy feedback for the university and its stakeholders to revisit the graduate profiles and learning outcomes which in turn to readjust its educational policy to create better professionals for the ongoing and upcoming challenge.